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American Museum of Natural History, New York
Biodiversity Project

The American Museum of Natural History, in conjunction with design firm Ralph Applebaum Associates, Inc., called on Matte World Digital to develop new concepts for the next generation of diorama exhibits. MWD constructed a full-scale rainforest environment, integrating multimedia and high-definition projections of real animals photographed in their natural habitats. Drawing upon years of experience working with film projection and the realisitc lighting of sets, the challenge of creating a tropical jungle in which the viewer is actually immersed was an exciting project to pioneer.


Viewers can walk through a realistic forest environment to observe a Silverback Gorilla in full motion, foraging for food.